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Ideas We Should Steal Festival 2018 Video & Audio: A Novel Approach to Urban Education—Joyful Learning!

Listen or watch Ascend Charter Schools' Steven Wilson talk about the place of joy in education. Then vote for his idea

At The Citizen’s inaugural Ideas We Should Steal Festival, Steven Wilson, CEO of Brooklyn’s Ascend Charter Schools, talked about his pivot: From “No Excuses,” which gives teachers and administrators “no excuse” to fail to educate their pupils—but also creates a prison-like environment—to a relationship-first model of teaching and culture. The result? Joy in the classroom and academic success that is breaking racial barriers.

If you missed the talk, or simply want to hear it again, listen on CitizenCast below.

Or watch Wilson’s talk here.

Idea We Should Steal: Building a relationship-first model in schools to emphasizes joy and curiosity in learning.

Rate the idea here. 


Read more about Ascend Schools in The Citizen:

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